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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2810-23-19-40
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion

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A short cab ride from Heraklion, this site is spectacular. I first visited in the afternoon and the warm light was nice. So much of the articles found here are in many of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cocagne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This site is truly a must see. With one thousand rooms excavated and so much history, stories, it is truly an experience. I suggest reading up on Knossos before going as it seems to me that knowing the history brings the whole site to life. Entrance was free on Sunday's.

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Sao paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for anyone who visits Crete. A huge and fantastic archaeological site with many very well preserved constructions. It's very easy to get there taking a city bus.

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is worth traveling to Crete if this is the only thing you see. The archeological site has been enhanced just a little bit in certain areas which really make it come to life. This is a truly amazing sight, not to be missed and well worth going out of your way to enjoy. For history buffs and mythology lovers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just do yourself a favour and visit Knossos, it's an experience that has to be done. Take plenty of water and protection from the sun if you are light skinned and enjoy your visit.

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Thank Peter K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I tasted dishes dated to ancient times. The salad the soup and the kandablos meat dish were a feast of tastes. Sitting outside was cozy with the extra heating appliances. I will certainly return. P.S. Their treat of sweets was great too.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short cab ride from Heraklion, this site is spectacular. I first visited in the afternoon and the warm light was nice. So much of the articles found here are in many of the museums, with ties to Akrotiri and other parts of Greece. The red pillars, the fresco, the buildings, just excellent. For photography, I chose to go back... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't came prepared to see this breathtaking place which gives history another perspective ... We came here after a day on the beach and we were tired, but all that was gone when we entered the site ... Amazing things to see and we were lucky we had a great guide to show us around ...

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

palace close to a mythological narration gives a very mind elevating idea of a real palace (although through the romantisism of the 19th century reconstraction). An amazing day trip in time

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T-town, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's very hands-off which I enjoyed. There aren't many places you aren't allowed to go. The signage is also pretty informative in giving you a sense of the historical significance of the area and it's development. Couple this with the archaeological museum in town.

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Pekanheran, Riau, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We arrived on Jan 4th to tour the site, as it is the off season there were not that many people around which was nice. The signage on site could have been better or we could have taken a guide but because there were not that many people the guide was quite expensive. If there were more people the cost... More 

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